Monday, April 28, 2008

Iron and Wine - Naked As We Came

"Naked as we Came" by Iron and Wine from the album "Our Endless Numbered Days".
Besides the fact that the song is excellent even though a bit sad, the music video is brillaint.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

music arabika

Being abfab fan of all that is arabic music i thought i would share the epitome of this generation of artists and their epic works.

First up is an "underrated" artist that manages to stretch the scope of art from the roof to the bathroom floor passing through the bedroom with thought provoking work such as "don't give me your back". A piece of "art" that is so controversial that it didn't make it into the airways.
متدنيش ظهرك - بوسي سمير

For our friends with "peculiar" fetishism we even have an artist that caters to their every whim, an artist for such a niche crowd should be indicative of how progressive the arabic culture became. For in the video Ana hatlob edak we have najla catering to naturalist and bestiality fans all over the arab world, the amount of people that wish they were mules is astounding.
Najlaa - Ana hatlob edak

While to not leave the S&M and leather fans feel left out she brilliantly mixes a mechanic girl fantasy with some dominatrix demeanor that really irks the mind and soul
Najlaa - Ba7

could this be an innocent mistake ? or a sinister play on words ? well if the singers extreme flexibility and downright originality is anything to go by with i would certainly go with the later. Plus this is the most skin shown in the arab world since we had the dead sea nude beach, truly impressive what you can get away with these days.
Maria - Ba7eb El Mass

I wanted marwa - don't do this" to give a sense of the international penetration those great artists are achieving but I thought the post is already long enough

ps. I'm so not gonna do this ever again so no need to tell me that :P

Awesomest Music videos: Unkle - eye for an eye

To atone for my sins am going to start this up in an attempt to create some discussions.
Every once in a while I come across some amazing music videos that tend to give character and depth to the lyrics that really take it to the next level. So every so often am gonna post one of those music videos and see what you guys/girls think they are trying to say with the videos.

So first up is a song by Unkle called "an eye for an eye" can you think they were trying to say with the video ?


Thursday, April 24, 2008

Mariah Carey's New Hit!

I swear people I'm not selling out! Sappy pop music isn't usually what I like to listen to but I always felt a special connection to Mariah Carey. Despite her trainwreck days, some stupid songs, and that needy vibe she gives off I think I'll always love her.

Mariah Carey's Music Box was the second album I ever owned; my best friend made a copy of hers and then gave it to me as a very late birthday gift when I was in fifth grade. I've been told a few times that I resemble her, so I always feel the need to represent my alleged celebrity look-a-like. That's natural, don't you?

This is Mariah Carey singing her new release titled Bye Bye on American Idol and I'll be singing it all week.

Mariah Carey Lyrics
Bye Bye Lyrics

Paul Van Dyk - Let Go

From the world of Trance, the latest from Paul Van Dyk. I like the song, but the video?!

"If you want to try and save me,
then take my heart don't hate me.
If you feel you can let go,
let go."

Enjoy. :)

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Bee Gees - This is Where I Came In

I recall talking about this song somewhere!

Anyway, this is the last video for the Bee Gees, after the death of one of the singers. I really like the song, and the video is brilliant.

Enjoy. :)

Thursday, April 17, 2008


Have you heard of Gregorian before? I think most of you have not.

Gregorian is a German band performing Gregorian chant. But their chant is a bit different from what we know, because theirs is inspired from modern Rock songs and other genres as well. In other words, they mostly play covers from well known songs in their own style. I have to say, it is amazing.

I think that having couple of your favorite songs in Gregorian style is a must. Anyway I will post 3 of my ultimate favorites.

Losing My Religion (Originally by R.E.M.)

Nothing Else Matters (Originally by Metallica)

Moment of Peace (By Gregorian Ft. Sarah Brightman)

P.S. I think Losing My Religion by Gregorian is the greatest song ever created.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

The Blue Man Group: Megamix

In my last day in Orlando we were pretty Disneyed out and decided to try something that didn't require so much walking in heat. The Blue Man Group is a theatrical production that was quite heavily advertised in Orlando since that's the birth town (I think). I've heard of them before since they now play in many major cities in the US and internationally and I was really glad we did this over Disney.

They found a found a really creative way to incorporate a high energy concert, witty comedy, and innovative theatrics that explains their success. I highly recommend this show and here's a clip of the blue men and their band playing "megamix".

Sunday, April 13, 2008

The Cranberries - Linger

The Cranberries, one of my most favorite bands, and dare I say one of the best Irish bands ever, It's a shame they're not performing as a group anymore.

Linger, released on Feb 93 is one of their best classic hits.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Vanessa Amorosi - Piece Of My Heart

"Piece of My Heart" Originally recorded by Erma Franklin in 1967. The song came to mainstream attention when Janis Joplin and "Big Brother and the Holding Company" covered the song in 1968 on their album "Cheap Thrills" and had a hit with it. The song has since been remade by several singers, including hit versions by Faith Hill in 1994 and Beverley Knight in 2006.

This Live version by Vanessa Amorosi However, Remains one of my most favorite renditions out there.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Lita Ford and Ozzy Osbourne - Close My Eyes Forever

I am in the mood for some oldies. Anyone interested?

Seeing the name Ozzy in the title, does not really mean heavy stuff, this song is more of a soft rock, and honestly I like it.

Enjoy. :)


I get so scared inside, and I don't really understand
is it love that's on my mind, or is it fantasy?
is in the palm of my hand, and it's waiting here for you
what am I supposed to do with a childhood tragedy?

If I close my eyes forever
will it all remain unchanged?
If I close my eyes forever
will it all remain the same?

It's hard to hold on
So hard to hold on to my dreams
It isn't always what it seems
When you're face to face with me

You're like a dagger
And stick me in the heart
And taste the blood from my blade
And when we sleep, would you shelter me
In your warm and darkened grave?

If I close my eyes forever
Will it all remain unchanged?
If I close my eyes forever
Will it all remain the same?

Will you ever take me?
No, I just can't take the pain
But would you ever trust me?
No, I'll never feel the same, Oh

I know I've been so hard on you
I know I've told you lies
If I could have just one more wish
I'd wipe the cobwebs from my eyes

If I close my eyes forever
Will it all remain unchanged?
If I close my eyes forever
Will it all remain the same?

Close your eyes
Close your eyes
You gotta close your eyes for me

Monday, April 7, 2008

KT Tunstall - If Only

"If Only" is an alternative rock song performed by Scottish singer KT Tunstall for her third album Drastic Fantastic (2007).

I apologize for the video, which isn't much of a video at all, but rather a picture with the song embedded. But just get carried away in the music and forget the lack of eye candy.

Michael and Janet Jackson - Scream

Scream" was a duet between Michael Jackson and his sister Janet, released in 1995. It dealt with the mass media attention both siblings had received in their careers as well as the difficult relationship they shared with their father.

"Scream" remains as one of Jackson's most well-received music videos. It has a futuristic sci-fi theme which features clips of anime and pop culture (such as Andy Warhol's self portrait). At a cost of $7,000,000 (unadjusted for inflation) this video was the most expensive music video of all time. The video went on to win several MTV Video Music Awards and a Grammy Award for Best Short Form Music Video.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

The only song I EVER karakoed to

Anyone who knows me can tell you that I have the worst voice EVER!
not exactly the worst, but let's say that I can't sing to save my life.
I'm usually shy and I freeze in front of big crowds, I blush, shake and sweat. There were over a 100 people in the place and I was freaking out. so I picked Losing my Religion by REM, took the mike, closed my eyes, pretended I was in the Shower and started singing. it really helped that I knew the lyrics by heart. When I was done, everyone started cheering. I'm not sure if they liked my voice or were feeling sorry for me. either way, I really had fun.

will I ever do it again? No way, once was enough :D

Zero 7 - You're my flame

hehe remember Sia ? well this is from the band that she usually collaborates with. I think the video is also pretty interesting.
ps. I'll add a link to the mp3 tom

Friday, April 4, 2008

Tenacious D - Tribute (Live in Sydney)

The original video for the song is hilarious, but I guess you all have seen it.

So now I am going to post this one, which as the title says: Live in Sydney. Their performance is amazing, plus the first part in which they play System of a Down's Chop Suey is well, funny.

Enjoy. :)

Thursday, April 3, 2008

White town - your women

One of the first ever, a decade ago, concept songs that I ever heard, and it was GOOD ! The video is brilliant. ok ok simply j'adore


ps. leave a comment and an email for the mp3 of any song I post :D

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Santana Ft. Chad Kroeger - Into the Night

One lovely song indeed.
The solo is a killer, just look at Sanatana playing it. Man got to love the guy.

Enjoy. :)